SKLZ is proud to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation and it's mission of helping people with physical challenges get involved, and stay involved, in sports. As we embark on the final weeks leading up to the Million Dollar Challenge, SKLZ will be featuring a CAF athlete of the week. Meet this week's athlete Kelly Fox.
A member of the US Disabled Ski Team, Kelley won two Silver medals in the 1994 Paralympics in Lillehammer Norway, one in the Downhill event and one in the Slalom event, and won a Gold medal at the World Championships in Lech, Austria in 1996. At the time of the race, she was one of the top three women sit skiers in the world and second nationally.
After her retirement, Kelley worked in the non-profit field for 3+ years with victim service agencies. She went back to school for her second degree in Interior Design in 2004 and now has her own interior design business focusing on high end residential design in the Denver area.
After having taken on the "Ride the Rockies" event, a 400+ mile ride across Colorado mountain passes, Kelley signed up for another test, CAF's Million Dollar Challenge. Kelley thought it would be a good distraction from work and a great way to help others in the same situation she found herself in almost 21 years ago - as a new paraplegic. Kelley says that sports, in particular skiing, changed her life after her accident and helped her to become the person she is today - an incredibly strong athlete and mother of a 10 year old daughter who will cheer her on during the 620-mile ride down the coast for this year's MDC.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges get involved, and stay involved, in sports. Headquartered in San Diego with regional chapters, CAF provides unparalleled sports opportunities, hope, education, and inspiration enabling physically challenged individuals to live active lifestyles.
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